Thursday October 23rd, 2014
Thursday October 23rd, 2014
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Before you choose a bank

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Investigations have revealed that many people have a casual attitude when it comes to deciding on which bank to deal with. Like marriage relationship, banking relationship can make or mar an individual or a business entity.

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Why investors should have diversified investment

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Regulators and investment experts in the Nigerian capital market have been advising investors especially the retail ones to have their investment diversified.

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Value addition to customers critical to business success

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Speakers at the Stanbic IBTC Holdings Business Leadership Series held in Lagos have emphasised the role of listening to and creating value for customers in building any successful business venture.

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Top 10 performing stocks

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On the top 10 performing stocks last were shares of 7-Up Bottling Company Plc, Ikeja Hotels Plc, Mansard insurance plc, Golden Guinea Breweries Plc, Academy Press Plc and UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust Plc.

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Shareholders confront Conoil over shortcomings in corporate governance

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Shareholders of Conoil Plc have raised concern over the shortcomings in the company’s corporate governance practices, especially the continuous absence of the chairman, Mr. Mike Adenuga, from the Annual General Meetings, AGMs.

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NSIA success result of core business values – Dozie

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Chairman, Board of Directors, NSIA Insurance, formerly known as ADIC Insurance, Mr. Pascal Dozie has attributed the success of the company to its adherence, over the years, to the core business values as initially set by its founder, Prof. Joseph Irukwu, who had a burning desire to set up a model insurance company that will be known for its integrity, prompt payment of claims and pursuance of best practices.

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Pensioners weary of another verification exercise

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*One of the protester Mr. Felix Adewale Balogun, Chairman Shomolu Local Government Education Authority bin cary out, during  A Protest by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Lagos state, on non payment of Pensioners arrears and gratuities by Lagos state Government, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) says it has intention of creating a new and genuine database of pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme, DBS, by embarking on a verification exercise in the future. However, pensioners under the scheme are skeptical of any verification going forward

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Foreign investors leveraging domestic investors’ apathy to grow portfolio

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The fact that foreign investors account for large chunk of transactions in the Nigerian capital market in spite of the persistent insecurity in the North-Eastern part of the country has been described as good indication for the progress of the market by the regulators and confidence in the market by foreign investors.

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Skye Bank, Wema Bank exit NSE’s market indices

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SKYE Bank and Wema Bank Plc have been eased out of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE’s market indices following the biannual rebalancing undertaken by the Index Committee.

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Booby traps in SEC’s Investors Protection Fund (2)

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By BABAJIDE KOMOLAFE The objective of the National Investors Protection Fund (NIPF) being proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to provide compensation to some class of investors when they suffer loss due to fraud or insolvency of some specified capital market operators. In addition to some of the weaknesses in the guidelines

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AMCON in the eyes of independent investors (2)

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By WILLIAM JIMOH ASSET Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) established on July 19, 2010, following the signing of the AMCON Act into Law by President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was created to be a key stabilising and re-vitalising tool to revive the financial system by efficiently resolving the non-performing loan assets of the

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The ideal National Investors Protection Fund (2)

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The last edition recommended that there should be one Investors’ Protection Fund (IPF) in the capital market, instead of the multiplicity of such fund as implied in the Exposure Draft Guidelines on the National Investors Protection Fund (NIPF) being promoted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The article also recommended that existing IPFs and those in the pipeline should be suspended or absolved by the SEC sponsored NIPF.

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The ideal National Investors Protection Fund (2)

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The last edition recommended that there should be one Investors’ Protection Fund (IPF) in the capital market, instead of the multiplicity of such fund as implied in the Exposure Draft Guidelines on the National Investors Protection Fund (NIPF) being promoted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The article also recommended that existing IPFs and those in the pipeline should be suspended or absolved by the SEC sponsored NIPF.

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Top 10 performing stocks

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On the list of top 10 performing stocks last week were Conoil Plc, Eterna Plc, Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, United Bank for Africa (UBA), P.Z Cusson Plc and Airline Services and Logistics Plc.

Others were Prestige Assurance Plc, Neimeth Pharmaceutical Plc, West African Provincial Insurance Plc and Custodian and Allied Plc.

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GSK declares N1.2bn dividend, as Onuzo becomes new Board Chairman

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GSK Consumer Nigeria Plc has declared N1.243 billion dividends, which translates to N1.30 per share for the financial year ended December 2013.

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GSK declares N1.2bn dividend, as Onuzo becomes new Board Chairman

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GSK Consumer Nigeria Plc has declared N1.243 billion dividends, which translates to N1.30 per share for the financial year ended December 2013.

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What most shareholders do not know about stock trading

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Investors in the capital market like every other area of business are always particular about the return they derive from their investment. This, often times, is the motivation for investing.

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The ideal National Investors Protection Fund

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The National Investors Protection Fund (NIPF) being promoted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) excludes shareholders of listed companies, investors in mutual Funds, and clients of dealing members of Securities Exchanges and Capital Trade Points.

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Why e-dividend has not stopped rise in volume of unclaimed dividend

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ANTHONY-OMOJOLA

With the arrival of electronic trading and other electronic platforms in the Nigerian stock market, specifically the introduction of the electronic dividend payment which requires all shareholders to open bank accounts or update their bank account information and forward same to their registrars, the incidence of rise in unclaimed dividend is expected to reduce.

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The solution to e-payment fraud

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You can protect yourself from e-payment fraud. It is not by abstaining from e-payment, but by observing the following simple steps.

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Abstinence not solution to e-payment fraud

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THE young man was quite in a hurry. “What is the problem? He asked the bank teller. “Nothing, just be patient, the teller responded from her cubicle. “Why not apply for an ATM card? A customer asked the young man. “No! I am not interested. Is it by force? He replied.

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Beware of loopholes in e-payment system

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E-payment fraud is on the rise with many falling victims every day. But you don’t have to be one of the victims and you should not be

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Investors Speak:More reactions trail commencement of X-Whistle portal

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By WILLIAM JIMOH The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, recently launched a Whistle Blowing Portal called X-Whistle. The X- Whistle is meant to expose information that is inimical to the growth of the stock market. According to the Exchange, the NSE X-Whistle is a programme that empowers a whistle blower (an employee, an investor, a compliance

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E-payment fraudsters revealed (2)

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By BABAJIDE KOMOLAFE Most e-payment frauds are perpetrated by ‘insiders’. Present and former I.T staff of financial institutions are the ones most likely to defraud you through e-payment. Watch Out! Ignorance of e-payment can make you an easy victim. So also is carelessness on your part or on the part of other bank workers. You

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NSE moves to strengthen companies’ internal governance

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Unlike the Stock market, Forex trading is Online

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, weekend, announced plan to host a five kilometres walk competition for 350 quoted companies in a bid to promote corporate governance, teamwork, networking and wellness of companies’ managers.

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E-payment fraudsters revealed!

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He is well versed in information technology and has worked in an I.T company or I.T department of a bank or financial institution at some time. He has been responsible for creating codes and programmes for the operations of e-payment channels like ATM and web platforms. He is the one behind most of the e-payment frauds that have robbed many of millions of naira.

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Investors Speak: Shareholders welcome Whistle Blowing, seek further enlightenment

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, recently launched a Whistle Blowing Portal called X-Whistle.
The X- Whistle is meant to expose information that is harmful to the growth of the stock market.

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Top 10 performing stocks

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Unlike the Stock market, Forex trading is Online

On the top 10 performing stocks last week were shares of Honeywell Flourmills Plc, A.G Leventis Plc, Forte Oil Plc, Courteville Business solution Plc, University Press Plc sand R.T Briscoe Plc.

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E-payment is good but ….

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Electronic payment is very good. It makes life convenient and allows you to achieve more with less. I remember the long queues people go through just to pay for satellite T.V subscriptions. Now you can do the same thing from your mobile phone, from anywhere in the world.

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Investors Speak:Shareholders explain why AGMs are sometimes rowdy

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Annual General Meeting, AGM, is a platform where the Board of Directors of companies explains the activities and financial position of their companies for a particular financial year end to shareholders.

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Investors Speak: Causes of insurance companies’ misfortune

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The global capital market melt-down of about six years ago affected every sector of the economy. While virtually all companies in the other sectors have experienced a positive turnaround, insurance companies in Nigeria have not been able to live up to the expectations of its shareholders.

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Why Chams has not paid dividend in 6 years

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Unlike the Stock market, Forex trading is Online

Chams Plc, a company listed on the Information Technology of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has attributed its inability to declare dividend over the last six years to restructuring and reformation projects it embarked upon during the period.

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